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      A type-three team and smoke jumpers are working to contain Hurricane Creek fire

      HURRICANE CREEK, OR - Firefighters are battling a fast-moving fire in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

      So far the Hurricane Creek fire has burned 120-acres. It was sparked early Monday morning by lightning. According to U.S. Forest Service Public Affairs Officer Darcy Weseman, several crews are battling the blaze; however, the terrain is making it difficult for firefighters to gain ground.

      "It's very steep and heavily timbered with lots of down timber and ground fill, so it's a lot of timber and some tree torching and the steep terrain in that area makes it difficult to fight," said Weseman.

      A type-three team and smoke jumpers are working to contain the fire. Due to concerns for public safety, Forest Service leaders are issuing a closure order for the Hurricane Creek trailhead until further notice.
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